This past week felt like a bit of a turning point in terms of how I deal with situations in my life which cause me anxiety of stress, or rather, that I get myself stressed/anxious about.
- During a meditation I did one morning I had, I feel, a poignant experience. Out of nowhere I became emotional and started crying. It was scary at first because I’d been bottling up difficult emotions for a long time. Afterwards I felt very settled. I learnt that it was important to keep letting these emotions go.
- Alan and I took another walk in the countryside with Cookie. There were so many birds buzzing about between the tress, it was beautiful.
- The later part of our walk took us along a canal where people were pottering on by in their barges. We got talking to a lady in her barge which was moored on the side. She took an instant shine to Cookie and gave her some treats.
4. At the end of the walk we had something to eat. I had a healthy choice of salad. It would have been easy to have something not-so-healthy, but I’m trying to look after myself more at the moment in terms of my diet.
5. I’ve booked to do First Degree Reiki in July, which enables you to give healing to yourself and informally to friends and family. I really enjoyed my session and feel this two-day course will be good for me. I’ve also booked another Reiki session for May as I feel my first one really benefited me 🙂
6. Charlie’s test results showed no change in his high calcium levels, which means the tablets haven’t worked. The vets are consulting with a specialist to see if there’s any other options. I’m grateful for the efforts they’re making with Charlie.
7. We spent this weekend with my family. I have to be honest that family visits tend to bring up their own set of stressors which I’m trying to work through. I coped fairly well but it’s brought up things I need to address, so I guess in that sense it’s been a useful experience. Nonetheless, it’s nice to catch up and see how they all are.
8. My younger brother brought his dogs with him so that Cookie had some fur-friends to hang out with. There was the odd growl initially but they generally got on well 🙂
9. Before heading to my Mum’s house I visited the cemetery to lay flowers for my Nan/Granddad, and my Dad. I always do this when I come down to visit family. Although I know they’re not at the cemetery, I know they’re with me in other ways, but it’s a way I can pay my respects to them and I gain comfort from it.
10. I’m always pleased to pick Charlie up from the cattery as I do miss him when we go away. He’s now asleep on my lap so he’s settled back in quickly!
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